Grüner Veltliner Ried Kittmannsberg 2021
Kittmannsberg is part of a distinctive plateau, which rises in the west of Langenlois and reaches up to 365 m above sea level. It has a characteristic bowl-shaped topographic depression in which an autonomous microclimate is formed, favouring long ripening periods and thus a late harvest. Here we find traces of a past, shallow sea. The mineral-rich soil is formed of calcerous clays, loess and loam. The cru lends this Veltliner an expression of yellow fruits, a delicate herbal spiciness and a silky-mineral texture.
[1.ÖTW = Classified Vineyard, Erste Lage (Premier Cru)] [Ried = Austrian Term for single vineyard, same meaning as “Lage”]
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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand in various parts during mid and late October. Destemmed, slightly crushed and macerated for several hours. Gently pressed with low pressure. Fermented in big acacia cask and matured on the lees for several months. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in September 2022.
Wine description
Floral-spicy scent, pronounced pepper spice, along with yellow melons & apples, black tea, tobacco; juicy and mellow on the palate, yellow fruits, again pepper, rich in extract, subtle fruit-sweetness, also some yeasty components, beautiful and elegant finish.
13,5 % vol.
Ageing potential
15 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C